Empty roads and empty buildings. Even if everyone was vaccinated, there is no telling what type of choice people will make about permanent Work From Home. Only time will tell.
After a hard week (year) at work, it was time to visit my childhood home. The morning of my travel day started very calmly as I watched some TV and packed the final items for the trip. The first friction I experienced was when my Uber ride never showed up. I assume this is a [...]
These two photos are about two weeks apart. I find this a little crazy.
Sitting on a stone bench Memories flood over me The games of tag and ultimate frisbee Sunday school and youth group meetings Merit badges and scoutmaster conferences This beautiful place, once surrounded by trees Broken Progress has taken its toll Houses tower over the wooden fence that borders the cemetery The old chapel almost abandoned [...]
Note: This is based on the first three seasons of this show. At time of writing, future seasons are planned, but were delayed for obvious reasons (thanks 2020). I look forward to seeing the rest of the story soon! World Building: The world of the Dragon Prince has a classic fantasy feel baked into the [...]
I wrote this way back at the beginning of 2020. Remember that? This is some unbridled optimism that I think we all need right now. Enjoy! Looking forward to: Mars 2020Artemis (2024 & 2028)Electric vehiclesAutonomous DrivingRenewable energySmart Homes Personal: Paying off debtSavingMore fulfilling jobVolunteer workFamily The driving force of technology and progress from the Industrial [...]
I first wrote this in mid-October of 2020. It was hiding on my computer and I forgot to share it. This is a brutally honest reaction to a difficult time. We are not out of the woods yet, but I didn’t want let my kind words about the TV show The West Wing to be [...]
I was listening to a podcast about leadership earlier today and the guest was talking about being yourself. She used this phrase that really struck me. I paused the podcast and wrote it down. I didn’t want to forget this simple, yet profound idea. I spent the better part of my 20s trying to figure [...]
Sound. Little molecules vibrating through a medium so the tiny bones in our ears can send signals to our brain to process. Even before we are fully developed, we hear our mother’s heartbeat and our father’s favorite music. Perhaps a dog is barking and a lawnmower buzzes around outside the window. As we grow, we [...]
Note: This trip was taken in February 2020 before COVID was a major issue in the USA. I have been pretty much trapped in my tiny apartment since then. Trains: The last time I had been on a train before this had been more than 15 years ago when I had just started Boy Scouts. [...]